Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company

Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing CompanyBig Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company
Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing CompanyBig Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

60 Molly Lane
Nashville, Indiana, 47448
United States

(812) 988-6000 | map

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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
by jkblr from Indiana

Visited the big location on the main drag of Nashville on a busy day in the fall. Beers were ok. Pizza was great. Service was really good for a crowded spot. There's indoor and outdoor seating, which could be desirable depending on the season. Bottom line, wife makes me go to Nashville, I'm getting beer and pizza here!

Nov 19, 2021
3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Apr 21, 2019
3.84 by heysuz from Indiana on Apr 21, 2019
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4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75
by CrazyCatLady from Indiana

Brown County area is a phenomenal place to visit. This brewery does not disappoint. Glad to see some of the beers available elsewhere.

Nov 06, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A pretty cool and rustic cabin vibed place located right on (and off from) Main Street in Nashville. The pizza location is on the main drag and has a few more taps as opposed to the brew pub which is located down an alley right behind. Definitely worth the stop if you are passing through Nashville. Going out of your way to visit? Call ahead to see what the tap list is first. I went there seeking their Double IPA and Imperial Stout, they don't keep their website up to date because I struck out on both.

Jul 25, 2018
4.25 by Tsar_Riga from Indiana on Jun 08, 2018
4.28 by michaelbrian from Kentucky on Nov 14, 2017
5 by Roughriverlady from Indiana on Nov 12, 2017
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3.64/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25
by smanders from Virginia

Live music, large food selection, and a comfortable atmosphere. A nice place to chill out after hiking in Brown County State Park or traipsing through Nashville's shops.

Aug 19, 2017
4.18 by pkeating59 from Illinois on May 20, 2016
4.45 by cbei1261 from Indiana on Jan 17, 2016
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4.9/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
by bwood06 from Wisconsin

Nice small place in a back alley in Nashville, IN. There is a larger pizza place and family restaurant on the main drag but I went to the smaller, adult only restaurant. Absolutely loved the beer and food selection, the ribs being a very good meal and fresh off the smoker. Volume is somewhat loud due to it being a very small place but overall a great place to grab a beer and dinner.

Oct 13, 2015
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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
by Dbld12 from Indiana

Great Place! Tried the Hare Trigger and Stonehenge Stout and Strawberry Blonde. Not impressed with the stout, but the other 2 would have again. Had a burger and wife had a salad, both were good. Great ambience. I have already had Busted Knuckle and it is also a keeper. We will return when in the area.

Aug 24, 2015
4.79 by miketroup from Indiana on Apr 28, 2015
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4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
by MissIda from Indiana

Simply wonderful setting for amazing beers and great food. Going there tomorrow.

Jan 22, 2015
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4.75/5  rDev +12%
by TheSSG from Illinois

I love this place. It's on the top of my list of places to go when I'm in the area.

The bier is quite good; well above average. I can pretty much assume whenever I go, something on tap is going to really, really impress me.

The food is just as good. In a bit of a pizza desert (compared to N. IL), this place's pizza really stands out. The only downside is that they tend to be really busy, so you can end up waiting around for a good amount of time.

I like the atmosphere. Nashville is a cutesy little craft town, and this has an outdoorsman vibe to it. Wood is all over!

Nashville is a neat little town to check out, and if you're in either Columbus or Bloomington, it's worth the detour to go here. This is EASILY the best brewpub in the area, especially if you're a pizza person.

Nov 25, 2014
4.56 by sleewok from Indiana on Oct 17, 2014
2 by Khaldrup from Indiana on Sep 21, 2014
4 by gentryka from Indiana on Sep 09, 2014
4 by mks0913 from District of Columbia on Sep 04, 2014
4.5 by Klewisx3 from Ohio on Aug 10, 2014
4.25 by wrentmore from Indiana on Jul 22, 2014
4.75 by onlymurderers from Illinois on Jun 20, 2014
5 by mrjmann from Indiana on Jun 13, 2014
5 by Cmteagardin from Indiana on Apr 25, 2014
4 by Yogidaddy from Indiana on Feb 27, 2014
4 by freewill35 from Indiana on Feb 27, 2014
4 by shirtless_mike from Indiana on Dec 01, 2013
4.5 by JohnWPipes from Indiana on Oct 16, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5
by jmarsh123 from Indiana

I've been here many times before, but never done a review. Visited last Saturday on a weekend excursion to Brown County.

I've always loved the atmosphere of this place. A very old quaint building as is the norm in Nashville, there is porch seating for warmer months and a small dining room with a wooden bar inside as well.

Service was pretty good. Not amazing, but everything was right and our water glasses were kept full. I've almost always seen the owners lurking around too (although not this weekend) who are very nice and want to make sure everyone has a pleasant experience.

They generally have a few staples including Hare Trigger IPA, Busted Knuckle red and Tim's Big Wood Stout amongst a few other rotational offerings. My girlfriend got the stout and enjoyed it. I got a sampler of 4 including the stout which was my favorite, an IPA, pale ale and their seasonal imperial IPA. I didn't care much for the imperial IPA, but the other 3 were all easily consumed and enjoyed.

We ordered pork nachos as an appetizer which are absolute must get here. BBQ with a peppercorn ranch sauce are added to standard nachos. I got a buffalo chicken sandwiched using a nice plump chicken breast made on the outdoor grill with pepperjack and grilled onions. It was fantastic and I love the fact that it'd grilled not deep fried like most buffalo sandwiches.

All in all I'd recommend it. Probably the best food in Nashville and the beer has been steadily improving as well in the 5 years or so they've been open.

Jan 28, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -22.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5
by boilermakerbrew from Indiana

Was just here with some friends for a birthday evening. It was a Saturday night, so we had to wait a bit, but it was completely reasonable on the wait.

While waiting outside, they come and make sure you get drinks, which was great. I was fairly impressed with their beer variety for such a small place. As for the quality, well, I'll review that on the individual beers.

Once we got seated, the service was about average, had to remind our waitress about drinks and who specifically ordered what, but no big deal. The food was somewhat questionable. Our table had good reviews on the burgers and pizza. I had wings, and they were ok (grilled and several were burnt). Ans as I've read on here, they do prepare their food on a grill outside. It's an everyday grill you or I would have at home. They could do much better than this, but I suspect they do not have a chef on staff.

Overall, Big Woods allowed us all to have a fun night. Prices weren't bad at all, and the atmosphere was pretty enjoyable. Side note, there is a phone on top of the toilet in the bathroom, I checked to see if it worked, but it didn't. I was hoping it was in case you needed to call for more toilet paper.

Oct 09, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
by theRooster90 from Indiana

Stopped by this little brewery on a trip to Brown County for mountain biking. I was pleasantly surprised to see the entrance fashioned as a lodge type building which added to the nostalgic character of Little Nashville. Upon entering the building I was a little deceived by the size of the dining area being only about 12 tables. This did not, however affect my view on the restaurant.

I got the spicy cheddar bacon burger with homemade cole slaw on the side. This was a fantastic meal and I literally ate the burger in about 3 minutes. Side note on the burger - they fix them on a consumer type grill outside of the restaurant which I thought was interesting...Maybe their kitchen grill was undergoing maintenance?

I also ordered a Busted Knuckle as it is their signature beer. This beer was fantastic! I will review it later as a beer. I then ordered a flight and was surprised to find that I didn't totally dislike their blonde beer (I typically hate light beers).

Overall, this is a must if you are in the Brown County area.

Aug 26, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
by Brettster from Indiana

I had been bugging my wife to go to Nashville, IN since Big Woods opened. It was well worth the trip. It was a little bit hard to find as it was tucked back in an alley. The building is beautifully constructed and the interior provides a perfect setting for Brown County. there is not a whole lot of seating but we got there early so we got a seat at the bar. I had two stouts and a red. Both excellent but I really loved the Tim's Big Wood's Stout. The food was delicous and the service was outstanding. I recommend a stop or even a special trip.

Oct 06, 2010
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4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
by Sweetmambyjamby from Indiana

Big Woods Brewing in Brown County, In. is a pretty awesome place. It is back in an alleyway essentially on the northside of town making it slightly difficult to find. The building looks like a log cabin. Inside there is about 8-10 tables, with seating at the bar for 6 or 7. Place is smaller than it looks. Food there is appetizers, chili, burgers, pizza. The pizza looks absolutely fantastic and is reasonably priced. Burgers offer much of the same for around 8-9 bucks.

The beer, while I was there they had pale ale, india pale ale, an irish red, and a stout. By far and away the stout was absolutely amazing. Tim's big stout is the name. Fantastic. Runs you 4.75 for a pint so a little pricey, but for the town and atmosphere I didn't mind. They do offer growlers as well.

The atmosphere there is amazing. The owners are visible and there alot, they will sit next to you and talk to you and you get a real insight into what they are trying to accomplish. I loved this place and will make visits yearly to the Big Woods.

Mar 16, 2010
Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company in Nashville, IN
Brewery rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 546 ratings